Pokwang learns to laugh at herself

RECENTLY, VIDEOS started popping up on YouTube featuring a TV-host comedian who made a pointed crack about the ‘ugliness’ of another comedian, a female, on the rival network.

By Aprylle Liabres

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Published: Sat 2 Aug 2008, 3:20 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:46 PM

Instantly, Pokwang knew it was she that was being alluded to. One of the hosts of Wowowee and a co-star on the sitcom That’s My Doc, told the City Times that she was disappointed when she found out what had been said about her, even if she had no problems accepting it. Truth to tell, says Pokwang, she was more disappointed by the person who made the remark rather than by the remark itself.

Speaking in Tagalog, Pokwang explains how it felt to hear those words said about her. “It was disappointing because it came from someone who’s a veteran in this industry. I realise I’m not pretty or beautiful.

I know that. People know that. And let’s face it, it’s because of the way I look that I have this career. If I were beautiful, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I wouldn’t have all of this. So I’m thankful that this is the way I look, because this face became my passport to my success.”

Pokwang, whose selfdeprecating humour has become her trademark, says she has no problems with people making fun of her.

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